My inspiration for this piece a pony sized pleasure harness that was featured on this blog nearly a year ago.
As you can see, it's not an exact replica. Kim's pony is small classic sized so even though most of the straps on this harness measure less than 3/32" wide, they are proportionally wider than they are on the real harness. I could go narrower, I suppose, but you get to a point where you start sacrificing functionality and durability for just a bit more refinement. Since I know this particular harness is going to be used in the stress and bustle of a live showring, I'm not willing to do that.Also, I've prettied it up just a wee bit. Model horse people are all about the details, so this small scale harness will have more keepers than its full sized counterpart. It's also fully stitch marked. I'm not sure that level of detail is necessary, but it sure is fun!